Maai MahiuChildren’s Home
About this Home
Maai Mahiu Children’s Home was the first home under Chariots for Hope’s leadership. It is our only home located in an urban setting. It sits right in the town of Maai Mahiu, a truck stop at the crossroads of two major Kenyan highways.
Upon entering the gates, the busyness of the town fades away and you step into a whole different world. As you walk up the lane you see their large garden on the left. At any given time of the year there are onions, tomatoes, kale, carrots, potatoes or maize growing. There are a few banana trees as well. The home grows all of its own vegetables to feed the children.
If you arrive during non-school hours, you will quickly see the primary school children playing football or jumping rope around the Dining Hall in the center of campus. The office and manager’s house is close by with the girls and boys dorm on opposite ends of the campus.
Victor has been serving at Maai Mahiu Children’s home since 2006. He began as the accountant for the home and the local trade school. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting , as well as his KCBA certification (the equivalent of a CPA in the US). In 2013 Victor was promoted to the role of home manager.
Victor’s wife, Nancy, serves as the tutor at the home. She does an amazing job helping the children with their studies to ensure they are doing their best at school. Victor and Nancy have 3 children.
A Child's Story
I came to the children’s home in 2017 when I was in grade 3. My siblings and I were left in the care of my mother when my father unfortunately passed away who was the only source of income for our family. My mother passed away a couple of years later, which left us in the care of neighbors who could only give us a small amount of food to survive. This left my siblings and me unable to attend school with no hope until we were rescued to Maai Mahiu Children’s Home.
I am so happy to be here. I do not have to worry about eating anymore, and I have so many friends. I also go to school and work really hard.
I have grown physically, socially, and even emotionally under the care of Chariots for Hope. I look forward to joining secondary education next year. Chariots for Hope has played a very significant role in my life!